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Old 02-14-20, 11:10 PM
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Early full suspension MTB

This is a 92/93 Amp Research(Horst Leitner) with the first iteration of the horst link, rebadged by Mongoose as an Amplifier.
Found in the local classifieds as F&F, never built. Try to stay period correct. Hi
Slowly been collecting the bits and its coming together. Should have it done in the next month or so, just in time for some trails to open.
It won’t see any thing too technical, with less than 2” travel f&r.
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Old 02-14-20, 11:41 PM
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Cant wait to see it finished!

definitely a valued piece of MTB history, especially with the Lawwill design leading link fork!

great score!
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
Cant wait to see it finished!

definitely a valued piece of MTB history, especially with the Lawwill design leading link fork!

great score!
While Mert did have a linkage fork, the lawwill leader, the amp fork was designed by Leitner.
interestingly they both came out of the motorcycle industrial.

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Sweet! Looking forward to the outcome!
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Yeah, definitely -ing this thread.

What is that brake? That's just beauty.
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Yeah, definitely -ing this thread.

What is that brake? That's just beauty.
ControlTech.
Might have to spend some time futzin with them as the setup is not straightforward.
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Here's a fork like the op's installed on a coaster brake only mtb racer, as seen at a Coaster Brake Challenge race:

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Here's a fork like the op's installed on a coaster brake only mtb racer, as seen at a Coaster Brake Challenge race:

That's pretty sweet. The ultimate klunker!!! I only hope the seat post is inserted far enough.
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I share your affinity for the bicycles of AMP Research:



B3, B4 and Mercedes B5
none have an XTR crankset like that!
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I'm looking forward to a thread update in the Spring with pics of Okanagan Valley BC rides, with this sweet bike, too - of course.

nice pic set

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A bit more progress, waiting on a few items.
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